A synonymical, and distributional checklist of the Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea of East Mediterranean countries, including Turkey (Lepidoptera). Priamus (Suppl.) 25, 1-162, 42 Pls.
This is the first modern article in the Lepidopterology, dealing with the checklist of the butterflies of the East Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and Iraq. Totally 448 species in 9 families are listed synonymically. Range of each species and subspecies is explained as codes of the countries. Distribution of each species and subspecies in Turkey is mentioned with the official provincial numbers. All the information are based upon the info-system of the Cesa; therefore the basic text of this article is extracted from the database system arranged and maintained regularly by the authors. Images used are from the archive of the Cesa and photographed by the first author under natural conditions, in various years and seasons. Identifications of all taxa including images belong to the authors. A selected bibliography of the butterflies of the seven countries is given alphabetically according to the names of the authors. It is also based upon the Library of the Cesa.